The following report appeared before, and preparatory to, the WHO’s First Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia Conference, and provided an assessment of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s international position on dementia. The OECD recommended higher priority being given to:
- Timely diagnosis.
- Models of care which promote more independence, dignity and social interaction.
- Improving access to palliative care outside of hospitals, allowing people with dementia end-of-life care with dignity in a place of their choosing.
- Better handling of ethical issues behind the involvement of people with pre-symptomatic dementia in clinical trials.
- New models of consent which address concerns about privacy / confidentiality.
Addressing dementia: the OECD response. [Online]: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), March 13th 2015.